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Carciofi Sottolio

Authentic Carciofi Sottolio: A Taste of Italy

  • Total Time: 35 minutes


Units Scale
  • 8 fresh artichokes (medium-sized)
  • 500 ml (2 cups) extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 sprigs of rosemary
  • 4 sprigs of thyme
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 250 ml (1 cup) white wine vinegar
  • Juice of 2 lemons


Preparing the Artichokes

  1. Fill a large bowl with water and add the juice of 2 lemons.
  2. Peel away the tough outer leaves of the artichokes until you reveal the lighter, more tender leaves.
  3. Trim off the stem, leaving about an inch. Slice off the sharp tips of the artichokes.
  4. As each artichoke is prepared, place it in the lemon water to prevent browning.

Crafting the Perfect Marinade

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, herbs, salt (to taste), and pepper (to taste).
  2. Whisk until well combined.

The Cooking Process

  1. In a large pot, bring 1 liter (4 cups) of water and white wine vinegar to a boil.
  2. Add the artichokes and let them boil for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  3. Drain the artichokes and let them cool.

The Preserving Process

  1. Take sterilized glass jars and start layering the artichokes.
  2. Pour the marinade over the artichokes, ensuring they are fully covered.
  3. Seal the jars tightly, and let them sit in a cool, dark place for at least a month for the flavors to meld.
  • Author: WCC
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes

Keywords: Carciofi Sottolio